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''The Defiant Ones'' is a 1958 film directed by Creator/StanleyKramer, starring Tony Curtis and Creator/SidneyPoitier.

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''The Defiant Ones'' is a 1958 film directed by Creator/StanleyKramer, starring Tony Curtis Creator/TonyCurtis and Creator/SidneyPoitier.


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* {{Book Ends}}: Noah singing the same spiritual at the beginning and the end.

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* {{Book Ends}}: BookEnds: Noah singing the same spiritual at the beginning and the end.



* ChainedHeat: Not the first film to use this trope--it pops up in the Creator/AlfredHitchcock version of ''Film/{{The 39 Steps|1935}}''--but the one that made it famous.

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* ChainedHeat: Not the first film to use this trope--it pops up in the Creator/AlfredHitchcock version of ''Film/{{The 39 Steps|1935}}''--but [[TropeCodifier the one that made it famous.famous]].



* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Billy's mom casually admits that the swamp she sent Noah into is a death trap--she is afraid that he will rat them out. Joker has the opportunity to run away with Billy's mother, escaping in her car to certain freedom. Instead, he abandons her and goes into the swamp to save Noah.

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Billy's mom casually admits that the swamp she sent Noah into is a death trap--she is afraid that he will rat them out. Joker has the opportunity to run away with Billy's mother, escaping in her car to certain freedom. Instead, he abandons her and goes into the swamp to save Noah.Noah.
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''The Defiant Ones'' is a 1958 film directed by Creator/StanleyKramer, starring Tony Curtis and Creator/SidneyPoitier. Curtis and Poitier are John "Joker" Williams and Noah Cullen, two convicts who are among a group of prisoners being transferred by truck. When the truck crashes, Noah and Joker make their escape, which is made more difficult by the fact that they're chained to each other. Noah and Joker go cross-country together while Sheriff Max Muller leads a posse in pursuit.

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''The Defiant Ones'' is a 1958 film directed by Creator/StanleyKramer, starring Tony Curtis and Creator/SidneyPoitier.

Curtis and Poitier are John "Joker" Williams and Noah Cullen, two convicts who are among a group of prisoners being transferred by truck. When the truck crashes, Noah and Joker make their escape, which is made more difficult by the fact that they're chained to each other. Noah and Joker go cross-country together while Sheriff Max Muller leads a posse in pursuit.


* {{Blackface}}:In-Universe, it is done out of necessity, to conceal Joker's pale skin when he and Noah are trying to break into a general store.

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* {{Blackface}}:In-Universe, {{Blackface}}: In-Universe, it is done out of necessity, to conceal Joker's pale skin when he and Noah are trying to break into a general store.


* {{Blackface}}: Done out of necessity, to conceal Joker's pale skin when he and Noah are trying to break into a general store.

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* {{Blackface}}: Done {{Blackface}}:In-Universe, it is done out of necessity, to conceal Joker's pale skin when he and Noah are trying to break into a general store.


* ChainedHeat: Not the first film to use this trope--it pops up in the Creator/AlfredHitchcock version of ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps''--but the one that made it famous.

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* ChainedHeat: Not the first film to use this trope--it pops up in the Creator/AlfredHitchcock version of ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps''--but ''Film/{{The 39 Steps|1935}}''--but the one that made it famous.


* BookEnds: Noah singing the same spiritual at the beginning and the end.

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* BookEnds: {{Book Ends}}: Noah singing the same spiritual at the beginning and the end.


TropeCodifier for the ChainedHeat genre. Received eight AcademyAward nominations--Poitier's Best Actor nomination was the first ever given to a black actor. Has been remade many times, including with a GenderFlip as ExploitationFilm ''Film/BlackMamaWhiteMama''.

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TropeCodifier for the ChainedHeat genre. Received eight AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations--Poitier's Best Actor nomination was the first ever given to a black actor. Has been remade many times, including with a GenderFlip as ExploitationFilm ''Film/BlackMamaWhiteMama''.

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* CreatorCameo: Co-screewriters Nedrick Young and Harold Smith appeared as the drivers of the prison van in the opening scene. Their names pop up in the credits right under their faces in the scene. This was because Young was blacklisted and writing under a pseudonym, and Stanley Kramer wanted him properly credited. (The blacklist lasted until Dalton Trumbo was credited under his own name for ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'' in 1960.)

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* ChainedHeat: Not the first film to use this trope--it pops up in the Creator/AlfredHitchock version of ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps''--but the one that made it famous.

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* ChainedHeat: Not the first film to use this trope--it pops up in the Creator/AlfredHitchock Creator/AlfredHitchcock version of ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps''--but the one that made it famous.


* CuffsOffRubsWrists: Maybe justified when it's shackles instead of cuffs, and when your wrist has gotten infected from the scraping.

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* CuffsOffRubsWrists: CuffsOffRubWrists: Maybe justified when it's shackles instead of cuffs, and when your wrist has gotten infected from the scraping.

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''The Defiant Ones'' is a 1958 film directed by Creator/StanleyKramer, starring Tony Curtis and Creator/SidneyPoitier. Curtis and Poitier are John "Joker" Williams and Noah Cullen, two convicts who are among a group of prisoners being transferred by truck. When the truck crashes, Noah and Joker make their escape, which is made more difficult by the fact that they're chained to each other. Noah and Joker go cross-country together while Sheriff Max Muller leads a posse in pursuit.

TropeCodifier for the ChainedHeat genre. Received eight AcademyAward nominations--Poitier's Best Actor nomination was the first ever given to a black actor. Has been remade many times, including with a GenderFlip as ExploitationFilm ''Film/BlackMamaWhiteMama''.

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!!Tropes:

* BookEnds: Noah singing the same spiritual at the beginning and the end.
* {{Blackface}}: Done out of necessity, to conceal Joker's pale skin when he and Noah are trying to break into a general store.
* ChainedHeat: Not the first film to use this trope--it pops up in the Creator/AlfredHitchock version of ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps''--but the one that made it famous.
* CreepyCrows: A creepy raven gives a scary squawk as Joker and Noah are trying to sneak into the general store.
* CuffsOffRubsWrists: Maybe justified when it's shackles instead of cuffs, and when your wrist has gotten infected from the scraping.
* DownerEnding: Joker and Noah are captured.
* HaveAGayOldTime: Billy's mom describes her poster as "a scene of gay revelry at the Mardi Gras in old New Orleans".
* LettingHerHairDown: If the carnivorous glances that Billy's mom was shooting at Joker weren't enough of a mating signal, she makes it even more obvious by unpinning her hair.
* NoNameGiven: Billy's mother, the sexy abandoned farmer's wife who sleeps with Joker, is never named.
* NWordPrivileges: Joker does not have them, which is what starts the fight in the prisoner transport truck, which is what leads to the crash and their escape.
* SaltAndPepper: Probably the TropeCodifier for this trope as well, as white Joker and black Noah are stuck with each other, eventually forming a mutual respect.
* SexyDiscretionShot: The camera pans away as Billy's mom crawls into bed with Joker.
* SleepCute: With a very strong dose of HoYay, as Joker wakes up after a night in the rain and is startled to find Noah snuggled up next to him.
* SoftGlass: Joker and Noah jump through a glass window, and emerge without a scratch.
* SpitefulSpit: Noah does this to a redneck who is about to lynch him and Joker.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Billy's mom casually admits that the swamp she sent Noah into is a death trap--she is afraid that he will rat them out. Joker has the opportunity to run away with Billy's mother, escaping in her car to certain freedom. Instead, he abandons her and goes into the swamp to save Noah.

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